Ferguson qualifies for both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Ferguson said: â€śIâ€™m just focusing on training hard and working hard with Newcastle United at the moment.
â€śThatâ€™s what I did during the international fortnight.
â€śIâ€™ve had some games recently with the Northern Ireland Under-21s, but other than that Iâ€™ll just keep aiming to do well for my club and see what happens.â€ť
But the Evening Chronicle says privately Ferguson is seriously considering his international future and could yet follow the path of Preston North End ace Adam Barton, who used a FIFA loophole to switch allegiances.
Northern Irish president Jim Shaw was today cool on the situation but said: â€śWe havenâ€™t heard anything, but it would be another disappointment if Shane decided to go.â€ť